Her fiction is widely taught in universities and secondary schools. It is explored in hundreds of scholarly books, essays, and dissertations—as well as in the popular media. It has been made into plays, films, songs, dances, graphic fiction, and an opera. And it has been translated into twenty-some languages.
See Article History Alternative Title: LouisAmerican novelist and short-story writer known as an interpreter of New Orleans culture. There was a revival of interest in Chopin in the late 20th century because her concerns about the freedom of women foreshadowed later feminist literary themes.
Born to a prominent St. In June she married Oscar Chopin, with whom she lived in his native New Orleans, Louisianaand later on a plantation near Cloutiersville, Louisiana, until his death in After he died she began to write about the Creole and Cajun people she had observed in the South.
Her first novelAt Faultwas undistinguished, but she was later acclaimed for her finely crafted short stories, of which she wrote more than In Chopin published The Awakeninga realistic novel about the sexual and artistic awakening of a young wife and mother who abandons her family and eventually commits suicide.
This work was roundly condemned in its time because of its sexual frankness and its portrayal of an interracial marriage and went out of print for more than 50 years. When it was rediscovered in the s, critics marveled at the beauty of its writing and its modern sensibility.
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Kate Chopin was born Catherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis on February 8, Her mother, Eliza Faris, came from an old French family that lived outside of St. Louis. Her father, Thomas, was a highly successful Irish-born businessman; he died when Kate was five years old.
The losses in Kate Chopin‟s life had serious impacts on her views and writing. For example, her father‟s death inspired her to write “The Story of an Hour,” which was the imagined effect she thought it would have on her mother.
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